Items Tagged ‘low vitamin D’

Ask the Doctors - How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

March 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body’s production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body’s vitamin D comes from our own production in the skin. This requires the ultraviolet rays […]

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Tags: bone density, diet, Disabled people, Dr. Robert Ashley, kidneys, liver, low vitamin D, melanin, skin cancer, skin pigmentation, sun, sunscreen

August 9, 2017

My Surgery

By beaubosco2003 beaubosco2003

I was very nervous when I was diagnosed with cancer. But then I accepted it. I was anxious about surgery because I had problems with surgery in the past. The doctors and the nurse practitioner were very reassuring. I am so happy I met Dr. Yeh. He is the best doctor and I got excellent […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, low vitamin D, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrine Surgery, UCLA Endocrinology

August 7, 2017

Thrilled with the Outcome

By eschill142 eschill142

I had hypercalcemia and low vitamin D for over 10 years. A year ago I went to see my endocrinologist who said my calcium level was dangerously high. An option to correct it was surgery. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and my thyroid was biopsied. Surgery was recommended. I was glad it was minimally […]

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Tags: biopsied, calcium level, Dr. Livhits, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hypercalcemia, low vitamin D, minimally invasive, no scar, patient stories, sore throat